The Scottish Government’s #Seasthefuture event on 20-21 February 2019 focused on current national and international actions to protect the marine environment.
FM Nicola Sturgeon opened the conference then the keynote speaker Lewis Plugh told us his fascinating story what made him swim in the ice cold waters of the North Pole.
The afternoon of the first day continued with session discussions about marine litter, sound pollution, microplastic and microfibres, among others.
Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham opened the second day. My talk was part of the “Community Action” session. I talked about our volunteer work at Leithers Don’t Litter to encourage others that individual actions can make a difference. You can download my talk here.
We’ve heard about shocking stats, eye-opening facts, great innovations but the best part of the conference was meeting lots of like-minded people, including some amazing inspirational children and young people who’re doing a tremendous job to try and save the oceans.